The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 30, 2014

Betty Minser

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE – Betty Minser, 83, of Fithian, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014.

She was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Danville, the daughter of I. Cecil and Mildred M. (Shoaf) Adams. She graduated from Covington High School in 1948.

She married Marion David Minser on Oct. 9, 1955, in Stateline, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1979.

She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Glen) Smith and Jane (Jerry Jr.) Harper; her sister Doris “Marilyn” (Robert) Gross; and her grandchildren, Justin Harper, Jennifer Harper and Shannon Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Richard Adams; and her sister, Dorothy Keller.

Betty loved the Lord. She was a choir director, organist and Sunday school teacher for many years at Muncie Baptist Church. She also was affiliated in many of the missions the church organized. She went as far as Costa Rica on a missions trip.

Betty enjoyed being outside and truly appreciated nature, really enjoyed gardening and she would can her own vegetables. Betty was known as the coordinator of all of her high school reunions. She loved bringing people together, including the Edna Michael reunion where hundreds of people came, thanks to Betty.

After school, she worked as a bookkeeper for Inland Supply until it closed in 1981. She then went to work for Carle Hospital in the business office, where she truly enjoyed speaking and working with patients.

Betty loved her grandchildren. She went to all of their events, especially sports events. Her favorites were track, basketball and soccer. Above all else, Betty loved her friends, her family and most of all, her Lord. She was well-known and loved in her community and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Betty’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Muncie Baptist Church. A visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Sunset Funeral Home’s Oakwood Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to Muncie Baptist Church. Please join the Minser family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Betty’s life on her Tribute Wall at

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